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. the medical examiner ruled urooj khan died of natural causes. but his family was suspicious. new toxicology tests just found khan died of cyanide poisoning. and his body will likely be exhumed as police hunt for the killer. >>> casey anthony is not expected to appear in a florida courtroom later today during an appeal hearing. anthony was convicted on four counts of lying to investigators about the disappearance of her daughter in 2008. her attorneys argued that the statements were made before she was advised of her rights. >>> and some medical news, now. and another clue in the battle against alzheimer's. new research finds that beta blockers, those are prescription drugs used to treat high blood pressure, may help protect the brain against alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. a similar study found beta blockers also slowed down the rate of cognitive decline in aging brains. >>> and with heartfelt apologies to my notre dame alum partner here, it is time, mercifully for sports news. >> here's espn news with the highlights from last night's bcs championship. >> cassidy hubbarth here with
exhuming his body as the homicide investigation continues. 46-year-old urooj khan, wearing a million-dollar win after a scratchoff win in june. when he heard the news, he could hardly contain himself. >> he was speechless. just running around. not knowing what to do. shaking hands. high-fives. >> reporter: the married father of one daughter planned to use his winnings to expand his chicago dry cleaning business beyond the three stores he already owned. but just one day after the check was issued, khan was dead. an initial exam by the cook county medical examiner found the 46-year-old died of natural causes. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. >> reporter: then, came a phone call from a suspicious family member who has not been identified. >> they just felt like this didn't seem likely. it didn't seem like it could have been natural to them. >> reporter: a full toxicology test revealed khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide. and now, his death has been reclassified a homicide. >> logic would dictate, it's someone who could potentially
khan the 46-year-old owner of a local dry cleaning business hit the jackpot last june opting to take out a lump sum, which, after taxes amounted to about $425,000. he received the bill check on july 19th, and then died the next day. but the check was cashed on august 15th. when a winner dies lottery officials say it's usual that the money goes to his estate. stephen cina is the cook county medical examiner. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. no flags. >> reporter: cina said the cause of death was listed as hardening of the arteries. indicating a heart attack or stroke. but then a relative of the dead man placed a call to authorities. >> they suggested that we look a little deeper into this case. >> reporter: and when they looked a little deeper at their toxicology analysis they found lethal levels of the poison cyanide in khan's blood. >> even routine tax col odjick testing and even some more advanced toxicologic testing is not going to detect cyanide. you have to be looking specifically for cyanide. >> reporter: that
that her husband, the man you see there, urooj khan, died of cyanide poisoning. she says he had no enemies. investigators plan to exhume khan's body to learn exactly how he was poisoned. >>> and a troubling, new study finds that even drinking soda, even diet soda, can increase your risk of becoming depressed. reer is eveners found that people that drink four or more cups of sweetened beverage per day, had a 30% higher risk of becoming depressed. doctors admit more research is needed. and they also found that coffee actually lowered the risk for depression. >>> and this morning, "the wall street journal" reports that apple is thinking about selling a less-expensive iphone, featuring a plastic case and older components. pending a final decision, this could hit the market by year's end. should be interesting. >>> imagine walking into school, minding your own business. you walk into class. and you see that fella. or -- no. that's a fella. that deer, crashing through the window, just before class began at a junior high in ohio. no one was hurt. just wanted to learn. and rather fitting because t
the mysterious death of a lottery winner who died before he could collect winnings. mr. khan was killed in july. cyanide poisoning can be difficult to detect a it could be found in a variety of industrial settings. >> if you are going to try to commit the perfect murder this is a good way to do it. if you worked in a metal processing plant, electroplating, worked in a plant where they work with insecticides. >> medical examiners first determined that khan died of natural causes but took another look after a relative called days after his death. refer. >> zorb are speaking out about the death of a rider in russia. this youtube video shows what happened. two rolled down a mountain, off a cliff. a 27-year-old machine died. zor zorb's inventor is distressed. >>> richard blanco will be the inaugural poet. he is the youngest poet ever to receive the honor and the first la teeno. headliners include beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor. >> you will be there? >> we will be there, only because james taylor is there. 19 minutes after the hour. the fiscal cliff averted, but your tax returns will still be
the case of a lottery winner who can die before he collects his money. aruj khan died in july, less than a month after he scratched off a $1 million jackpot. cyanide poisoning can be hard to find. the chemical can be found in a variety of industrial settings. >> if you are going to try to conduct the perfect murder this is a good way to do it. if you worked in a metal processing plant, electroplating, for example. or if you worked with insecticides. >> medical examiner first determined khan died of natural causes, but then took a second look after getting a call from a relative days after his death. >>> and a restaurant in north carolina cooking up controversy. it shows a taco being used as bait. it has drawn national attention after a local reporter tweeted a picture of the shirt. it sends a racist message. >> using a taco to catch a human being? >> nonetheless, the restaurant owner not apologizing. >> we pay taxes. if you are an illegal immigrant, you don't need to be here or get your job, paying your tax. we just not down for illegal immigra immigrants. >> the owner standing by the t-
june, khan won $1 million with a scratch-off lottery ticket. the check for his winnings was formally issued on july 19th. khan died the next night at a chicago hospital before he could cash that check. >> you know, originally they ruled that just a death by natural cause. and then when a family member said hey, look a little bit more, they found the cyanide in his body. >>> chuck hagel firing back at critics who question his support for israel. in his first interview since the president nominated him to be defense secretary, the former nebraska senator told a lincoln newspaper his record is being distorted and an accurate assessment will reveal unequivocal total support for israel. >>> and in the next hour of "early start," we'll be joined by peter beinart, correspondent for "newsweek" and the daily beast about the implications of hagel's nomination. >> a fascinating talk. >>> james holmes is expected in court today again in colorado. a police officer testified that holmes was, quote, very, very relaxed. the preliminary hearing will determine if holmes will stand trial in this case.
on july 19th. khan died the next night before he could cash the check. >> wow. >>> robert griffin iii headed to florida to see a specialist after tests on his right new reveal potential ligament tears. mike shanahan facing all sorts of heat to allow him to continue to play. rg3 says many may question, criticize, and think they have all of the right answers, but sfru been few have been in the line of fire in battle. you either step aside and give in or continue the fight. they can't tell how badly the ligaments are damaged. he this injury in college. they may have to go in and see how bad it is. >> if they tore an acl, they have to go in and see how bad it is. >> they don't know if it's a new tear or part of the old tear. >> if you don't play, they say you are a us with, and if you do play, they say you're irresponsible. no way you can win. >> i love his tweet. it's his coach whose responsibility is to protect the player and make the tough decision, and the medical team. >> i'm on a tear this morning. >> how much of the national championship game did you watch last night? >> those gian
month urooj khan was dead. now authorities believe his death was no accident, once classified as natural causes, cardiac, something or another. now it appears he was poisoned, a lethal dose of cyanide in his blood. did his winning lead to murder. they did not do an autopsy, 46 years old. why? >> i think it should have been done. a young person, 46, with no past history of any kind of illness, generally an autopsy would be done. they did draw blood and gave the body back to the family. the body is buried now and is going to be he can -- is going to be exhumed. the toxicologist didn'tor cyani. when somebody told them there would be an issue, they went back to the specimen of blood already drawn and found a lethal death of cyanide and changed the death certificate to cyanide poisoning. homicide. >>gretchen: somebody was on to this. we don't know why. but they called. the wife says she was the last to serve him dinner, that he had no enemies and her stepdaughter, child from another marriage, was also at dinner. tell me how somebody can get their hands on cyanide. >> cyanide can be obtained o
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